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Virgin Media upgrade to improve broadband speeds in Leyland, Garstang and Kirkham homes

Posted on - 10th September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Garstang, Kirkham, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
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Thousands of homes across Preston can now access Virgin Media O2’s gigabit network, which offers speeds which are 20 times faster than the national average.

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Areas including Leyland, , Chorley, Clayton-le-Woods, Garstang and Kirkham all now gigabit ready.

Gigabit speeds enable consumers to send and receive large files, download TV shows, films and computer games in seconds.

Virgin Media O2 is spearheading the UK’s gigabit charge with two thirds of its network now delivering gigabit speeds, with its entire footprint of 15.5 million homes set to be upgraded before the end of 2021.

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Virgin Media’s next-generation Gig1 broadband service, with average download speeds of 1,130Mbps, is the fastest available from any of the major broadband providers in the UK.

Lutz Schüler, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “We’re rapidly expanding our gigabit broadband network and more than 10 million homes across the UK can now access these next-generation speeds.

“As the UK’s largest gigabit provider today, committed to connecting our entire network to these speeds by the end of the year, our investment is helping the UK meet its broadband targets and providing consumers with connectivity fit for the future.”

As part of its mission to upgrade the UK, the company has committed to invest at least £10bn over the next 5 years in the UK and, building on the success of its existing fibre network expansion activity, is actively exploring options to go further and faster by deploying fibre to millions of additional homes across the country.

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